English Language and Maths grade 5. Audition to establish music performance and/or production skills. All Level 3 subjects require a minimum of five grade 4 GCSEs in total.
In this course you will learn about many aspects of music production, learning practical techniques of how to produce music as well as some of the fundamental theories behind the technologies used. You will be taught how to use the recording equipment in the college music studio, sequencing techniques and how to use Logic Pro software to edit, mix and master audio. The skills will be taught through a series of workshops throughout the course.
- Learn how to create multi-track recordings in the music studio, recording your fellow classmates to make high quality productions.
- Learn MIDI sequencing and music composition techniques and various ways to use technology creatively within the composition process
- Study commercial recordings and music technology production techniques and how they have changed over the years
- Learn practical music technology skills - how to use editing, mixing and production techniques in real world scenarios.
Music Technology combines well with Maths, Physics, ICT/Computing, Media Studies and other arts and technology subjects. Music and Music Technology may be studied as separate courses. The study of music technology offers a wide range of transferable skills that will promote broader opportunities for students taking this subject.
A Level Music Technology focuses on studio recording techniques together with creative arranging and composing, making use of computer software. You should have a strong interest in 20th Century popular music and an aptitude for both music and IT. Music Technology involves a large volume of practical coursework, encouraging you to cultivate many skills. You’ll have opportunities to sequence MIDI and audio, record live instruments, and produce professional quality mixdowns of your work. Music Technology can be an excellent option for students who seek an alternative to A Level Music.